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MessagePosté le: Sam 1 Juil - 11:48 (2017) Répondre en citantRevenir en haut


Being Elvis: A Lonely Life
by Ray Connolly
rating: 4.6 (11 reviews)


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<strong>On the fortieth anniversary of Elvis Presley&#x2019;s death comes this rocking biography of an iconic artist who fundamentally transformed American culture.</strong>

Elvis Presley is a giant figure in American popular culture, a man whose talent and fame were matched only by his later excesses and tragic end. A godlike entity in the history of rock and roll, this twentieth-century icon with a dazzling voice blended gospel and traditionally black rhythm and blues with country to create a completely new kind of music and new way of expressing male sexuality, which simply blew the doors off a staid and repressed 1950s America.

In <em>Being Elvis</em> veteran rock journalist Ray Connolly takes a fresh look at the career of the world&#x2019;s most loved singer, placing him, forty years after his death, not exhaustively in the garish neon lights of Las Vegas but back in his mid-twentieth-century, distinctly southern world. For new and seasoned fans alike, Connolly, who interviewed Elvis in 1969, re-creates a man who sprang from poverty in Tupelo, Mississippi, to unprecedented overnight fame, eclipsing Frank Sinatra and then inspiring the Beatles along the way.

Juxtaposing the music, the songs, and the incendiary live concerts with a personal life that would later careen wildly out of control, Connolly demonstrates that Elvis&#x2019;s amphetamine use began as early as his touring days of hysteria in the late 1950s, and that the financial needs that drove him in the beginning would return to plague him at the very end. With a narrative informed by interviews over many years with John Lennon, Bob Dylan, B. B. King, Sam Phillips, and Roy Orbison, among many others, Connolly creates one of the most nuanced and mature portraits of this cultural phenomenon to date.

What distinguishes <em>Being Elvis</em> beyond the narrative itself is Connolly&#x2019;s more subtle examinations of white poverty, class aspirations, and the prison that is extreme fame. As we reach the end of this poignant account, Elvis&#x2019;s death at forty-two takes on the hue of a profoundly American tragedy. The creator of an American sound that resonates today, Elvis remains frozen in time, an enduring American icon who could &#x201C;seamlessly soar into a falsetto of pleading and yearning&#x201D; and capture an inner emotion, perhaps of eternal yearning, to which all of us can still relate.

Intimate and unsparing, <em>Being Elvis</em> explores the extravagance and irrationality inherent in the Elvis mythology, ultimately offering a thoughtful celebration of an immortal life.
8 pages of color, 16 pages of black-and-white photographs


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rank: #32,927
price: $16.26
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publisher: Liveright; 1 edition (March 21, 2017)
lang: English
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isbn: 1631492802, 978-1631492808,
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If you reside in an EU member state besides UK, import VAT on this purchase is not recoverableLearn More- opens in a new window or tab International shipping paid to Pitney Bowes IncGet the newsLog In or Subscribe to skipSign in with FacebookSign in with GoogleSign in FAQ 1 Share This Story!Let friends in your social network know what you are reading aboutFacebookEmailTwitterGoogle+LinkedInPinterest40 years after his death, Elvis bio sings a sad song about fameRay Connolly's biography focuses on the limiting life of rock 'n' roll's first superstar.Post to Facebook40 years after his death, Elvis bio sings a sad song about fame Ray Connolly's biography focuses on the limiting life of rock 'n' roll's first superstarPlease enter a valid numberFor additional information, see the Global Shipping Program terms and conditions- opens in a new window or tab No additional import charges on delivery Delivery: Varies Payments: Credit Cards processed by PayPal Get more time to payStart Reading NOOK NOOK NOOK Tablets NOOK Tablet Samsung Galaxy Tab A NOOK Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 NOOK Samsung Galaxy Tab E NOOK NOOK eReaders NOOK GlowLight Plus NOOK Mobile Apps See All > NOOK Store Accessories Books Newsstand NOOK Audiobooks Store Kids' Books Compare Our NOOKs Coupons & Deals Clearance Gift Finder For Mom For Readers For Her For Him For Students Brands We Love Kate Spade New York Ban.do Collection Lilly Pulitzer BAGGU Need Help? NOOK Support NOOK Support Forum Blogs B&N Readouts Our New NOOK Tablet Only $49.99 Read forever, for less, with our most affordable tablet everJuxtaposing the music, the songs, and the incendiary live concerts with a personal life that would later careen wildly out of control, Connolly demonstrates that Elvis's amphetamine use began as early as his touring days of hysteria in the late 1950s, and that the financial needs that drove him in the beginning would return to plague him at the very endAll Rights Reserved

Learn more- opens in a new window or tab Quantity: Change country: -Select- United States There are 10 items availableRating: (not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the firstJun 04, 2017 John rated it really liked it Quite good! Revealing life of a zillionaireIn his last days, the King complained, Im so tired of being Elvis Presley; as Connolly writes, death was the only escape available to the worlds first rock iconInstead, Connolly shoots a close-up of a talented mamas boy elevated and then broken by the demographic upheaval that transformed pop cultureflag Like see review Though far from uncritical, Connolly presents his material from what he depicts as Elviss perspective, offering excuses and justifications for bad behavior, bad music, and bad filmsApr 24, 2017 Robert Lane rated it really liked it A nicely paced account of the life of an American icon

Check out this story on USATODAY.com: {# #} CancelSendSent!A link has been sent to your friend's email address.Posted!A link has been posted to your Facebook feedShipping cost cannot be calculatedYet underneath was a lonely man, addicted to prescription drugs and terrified that, at any moment, it might all be taken away from him.In Being Elvis, music journalist and screenwriter Ray Connolly steps into the role of biographer, following the life of a Tupelo dreamer, who achieved a level of fame and notoriety never seen before, and perhaps never seen since.Its a compelling picture that Connoll On the surface, Elvis Presley seemed to have it allRead moreWhat distinguishes Being Elvis beyond the narrative itself is Connolly's more subtle examinations of white poverty, class aspirations, and the prison that is extreme fameInterest will be charged on your account from the posting date (which is usually within a few days after the purchase date) if the purchase balance is not paid in full within the promotional period 2ffeafca65



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